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"Win win" result, says former congregation gallery

 A much-loved church is saved after the cost of earthquake strengthening threatened its future.

Saying 'I do' at the zoo

Pop-up weddings are now being offered at Wellington Zoo from $4400. Animal encounters are extra.

It's OK to say there was a cheetah at your wedding.

Giesen treads late harvest wine

Giesen Wines winemaker Hamish Kempthorne tries some dried grapes as staff tread the rest for their late harvest sauvignon blanc dessert wine.

A Marlborough winery is counting on the feet of their staff to again produce an award winning sweet wine.

FIFA corruption funds property empires

A home belonging Jeffrey Webb, a former vice president of FIFA. Webb allegedly used funds obtained from bribes to pay for a pool built at the home

The officials and company executives caught up in the corruption investigation into FIFA built illicit property empires.

What to drink when avoiding sugar

Sparkling water with lemon and ice is a good no-calorie option.

Trying to cut down on the sweet stuff but stick of plain old water? Here are some other options ...

Pete Evans releases controversial Paleo baby book

Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans.

Despite all of the controversy, celebrity chef Pete Evans has released his baby Paleo cookbook, Bubba Yum Yum.

The week's best & worst dressed gallery

Gigi and Diane rocked very different looks at Cannes parties this week.

Amal Clooney hits a rare style speed bump, but it was Kesha who really turned heads.

What I learned in my year as a stay-at-home dad

It's fair to say that being a stay-at-home dad was a lot harder than I thought.

Suffice it to say, life as a stay-at-home dad was tougher than I thought it would be.

Recipe: Pear & Ginger Turnovers

Pear & Ginger Turnovers make a scrumptious brunch for visiting friends and family.

Spoil friends or family this weekend with a simple but special brunch

The new flooring trend? gallery

A floor design by Imperial Interiors, a company that installs decorative art on floors and walls.

Turn your kitchen or bathroom into a work of art with 3D-effect floors.

Five ways to understand your toddler

Kids need a supportive environment where they can play, have fun and learn about themselves through problem solving.

Here are some top tips from an expert from the land of tiny people.

3 gardening tasks to tackle now

Citrus are a must-have if your climate allows.

No plans for the long weekend? There's plenty to do in the garden.

Why the holes in Swiss cheese?

Scientists now know why those holes exist - and no, it's not cartoon mice chomping their way through the cheese.

The mystery of those holes has been solved - and no, it's not cartoon mice chomping their way through the cheese.

Surprise wedding engagement

Turns out it was her idea all along, no matter how fake that smile looks.

Internet outraged on behalf of a bride who had her thunder stolen - but it was her idea!

New approach to treating cancer

New approaches to cancer treatment might require a total rethink on what cancer is.

Decades of fighting cancer haven't changed the outcomes much - new thinking and approaches are needed.

Are you an innie or an outie?

Ragni Burrows is a national Latin ballroom dancing champion and works with a personal trainer at the gym for the best results.

Do you prefer hitting the gym or sticking to the great outdoors for your exercise fix?

Robot leads exercise class

Residents of the Dutch retirement home Vughterstede follow Zora the robot's instructions in physical therapy class.

Could this exercising humanoid robot be the way of the future in healthcare?

New dress saga: Nipplegate video

nipple dress

Australian viewers were confused when a TV host appeared to be partially naked while on air.

Just desserts for Tip Top boysenberry

Tip Top's boysenberry ripple ice cream is a winner.

Tip Top's boysenberry ripple ice cream has scooped another title at New Zealand Icecream Awards.

All he wants is to ride a bike

Palmerston North boy Matthew Hollier, 11, and mum Elisabeth are fundraising to get a tricycle for Matthew because Asperger's syndrome and dyspraxia prevents him from riding a bicycle.

Zooming around on a set of wheels is what Matthew Hollier dreams about.

Stamping out sugar bit by bit

Ecostore founder Malcolm Rands has come up with a sugar-free alternative for school fundraisers.

There's a lot of talk about the war on sugar. Meet two Kiwis who are taking action.

Get the look: Daria's glam do

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Model Daria Strokous attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France.  (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Nailing a deep side part isn't easy, but it can be done - with a few tricks.

Introducing Trevor & Kim gallery

Trevor and Kim

They bonded in study group, travelled the world together and danced the night away on their big day.

5 easy bikkie desserts

Recipes and Foodstyling by Penny Oliver

Take a packet of biscuits and turn it into a gourmet treat with these easy recipes.

Fancy a home under water? gallery

A new development will see 42 boat-like residences moored off Dubai's The World island.

A development in Dubai brings new meaning to the term "sleeping with the fishes".

Furniture in NZ is overpriced

Furnishing a house with brand new furniture in New Zealand is an expensive exercise

OPINION: It turns out that furnishing a house is as difficult here as buying one.

5 fab TV homes we'd like to have

Francis and Claire Underwood are a power couple with a perfect home in House of Cards.

Their lives may be bit dramatic, but we'd happily move into these TV characters' homes.

6kg baby breaks Australian hospital records

Ipswich's Jake McGuire was born weighing 13 pounds, 6 ounces.

Oh, baby! A bub weighing more than six kilograms has been born in a Queensland hospital.

When recipes go wrong

Don't believe everything you read - some recipes simply don't work.

Had a major cooking fail? Blame it on a bad recipe.

Central Otago winery's ties to Burgundy

David Hall-Jones in his French vineyard.  "There's something about this place that's amazing… I just felt at home," he says.

David Hall-Jones is the first New Zealander to own a vineyard in Burgundy.

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